2 out of 10
At the school
"Tell me about your research."
"How do you keep healthy?"
"The admissions committee will want to know why we should select you out of all our other applicants."
"How can you prove to me that you can relate to people of different backgrounds from yourself?"
"Same as above"
"The spectacular facilties, the enthusiastic students, the general ambience of Mayo. Also, the frankness of the Admissions Staff, and the complete packet of information they provide."
"The match list. The school sends roughly 30-40% of its grads to Mayo for residency each year, but removing that, I wasn't very impressed by the rest of it."
"Much of Rochester is linked by underground walkways. Bring comfortable walking shoes. If you're so inclined, skip the two-hour tour in the morning, it was the single most agonizing experience of my interview season."
"Stayed with a very friendly student host who took me to a post-Anatomy party. The interview day itselfwas very very long. It started out with a helpful presentation from Jane Satre, and then we were allowed to sit in a first-year lecture, followed by a one-hour interview with a retired physician who worked at Mayo. Afterwards, we were taken on a very frustrating, very extensive two-hour tour that made me want to kill myself. Then there was lunch with two third-years, followed by some 'open-time' where we used the computer lab, and wandered around Rochester and Mayo. This was followed by my second interview, with a fourth-year. To wrap up the day, we were taken on a quick tour of the nearby St. Mary's hospital by a first year student."